Departure dates and prices 2021 Romantic Rhine : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Avalon to add flights

Avalon brochure price in black from £1676

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1559

Telephone Avalon on 0330 058 8243 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Cruise Amsterdam to Basel : tour code WAZ - cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Royal Suite Panorama Suite Delux Stateroom
March 30 £3000
April 3
April 16, 17
April 24, 27
SOLD OUT £2509
May 1
SOLD OUT £2577
May 5, 8, 11
SOLD OUT £2646
May 15 SOLD OUT £2714
May 22
May 29 SOLD OUT £2714
June 5 SOLD OUT £2714
June 7, 8, 12, 19, 22, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 20, 24
August 3, 7, 14, 28, 31
August 21 £3513
September 4, 11, 14, 18, 25
SOLD OUT £2919
October 2 SOLD OUT £2855
October 9
SOLD OUT £2783
October 12, 16, 23
October 26 £3376
October 30

Prices include daily excursions, full-board dining and gratuities but exclude flights. Book your flights with us and we'll also include overseas transfers and ATOL protection. All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Your Cruising Itinerary Romantic Rhine

Day 1: Amsterdam, Holland (embarkation) 

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. 

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. 

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses

Meals included: Dinner

Overnight docking in Amsterdam

Day 2: Amsterdam - Canals of colourful Amsterdam

  • Classic: Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Afternoon/overnight cruise to Cologne

Day 3: Cologne, Germany - Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

  • Classic: Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
  • Discovery: Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! Later local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight cruise to Rudesheim

Day 4: Rudesheim

Enjoy free time in Koblenz this morning before sailing through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

Rudesheim - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

  • Discovery: Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
  • Discovery: Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.

Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight docking in Rudesheim.

Day 5: Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg - Printing Halls, Castle Walls, and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine

  • Classic: Enjoy a Guided City Walk, including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating
    history of printing, OR:
  • Classic: Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnifi cent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:
  • Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Evening/overnight cruise to Strasbourg

Day 6: Strasbourg, France - Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages

  • Classic: Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the splendid Alsace wine country, or a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. Alternatively, enjoy a free afternoon sampling the local cuisine in Place Kléber.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Evening/overnight cruise to Breisach

Day 7: Breisach, Germany. Excursion to Black Forest - History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

  • Discovery: Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover
    Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden and learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting, OR:
  • Discovery: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof openair-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Evening/overnight cruise to Basel.

Day 8: Basel, Switzerland (disembarkation)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included: Breakfast

Flights should not leave Zürich airport before 10 am.

This itinerary is also available from Amsterdam to Basel - reverse course -

In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time. Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


Avalon Waterways
Romantic Rhine

8 days - best seller, book early to guarantee your place

2021 discount prices from only £1559

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten, lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age”. Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its Gothic architecture—will be an exciting stop with its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Cruise to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim and visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue your Rhine River cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum, or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Before the end of your European river cruise vacation, stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest. Here, find unrivaled natural beauty in the area best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.

This delightful 8 day Romantic Rhine cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0330 058 8243 and quote the codeTRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Your choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations.

In addition to included Active, Discovery, and Classic excursions and activities, they offer Guided Optional Excursions designed to personalize your experience even more. And they are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.



Included for every Avalon guest

  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM for a great night’s sleep. (See deck plans for additional stateroom amenities.)
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L’Occitane® bath products
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions 
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey
  • Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board 
  • Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Onboard dining offerings and choices

  • Welcome and farewell cocktails with sparkling wine and canapes
  • Daily choices of regional recipes, familiar favorites, and Avalon Fresh® vegetarian and healthy cuisine including fresh, local ingredients at every meal
  • Daily full breakfast buffet with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items, and complimentary sparkling wine and juices
  • Choice of daily early-riser and late-riser continental breakfasts
  • Daily lunch buff et with pasta & carving stations and complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • Choice of alternative fare at the Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) or light lunch in the Panorama Lounge
  • Enjoy our Panorama Bistro for a casual dinner option with a buff et of select dishes and beverages
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats and sandwiches
  • Daily four-course à la carte dinners in the main dining room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts or cheese, after-dinner premium coffees or tea, and complimentary wine (including from the region), beer, and soft drinks
  • Complimentary room service available for Continental breakfast

FlexDining® with flexible seating-times to better accommodate your schedule, and more options for menu items and venues, including our Main Dining Room, Panorama Bistro for a casual select buff et, Sky Grill for al fresco favorites, complimentary continental breakfast via room service, and made-to-order picnic lunch boxes for independent on-shore excursions


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